On March 3, the International Office, located in the Office of Admissions at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM), hosted a meet and greet event with the university’s international students. Many international students participated in the event, sharing their experiences and cultures with faculty, staff and student attendees.
UAM is home to 21 international students from Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominica, France, India, Italy, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, South Africa and Thailand.
Mary Whiting, the director of admissions and recruiting at UAM, has managed the International Office for two decades. The International Office oversees the International Club, which allows students from different parts of the world to unite to learn about cultures and build community. Whiting stated, “International students are a real asset to UAM. Everyone learns from different cultures.”
The International Club’s purpose is to help international students transition into their new environment through interactions with students, faculty, and staff. “International students receive needed help both through the university and the community. It’s such a pleasure to work with them,” Whiting said.